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Positive RemyO
(12 reviews)
On Jul 9, 2012, RemyO Tonawanda, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I've ordered from Brent and Becky's for as long as they've been around and have always been very pleased. Their bulbs are large and healthy. They grow exceptionally well. I love their daffodils.
There is a marked difference between the growth of their lily bulbs and other companies.
When I've ordered lilies from their half price sale, they sometimes are sprouted a little, but that's ok. They are alive and getting planted right away being spring is in full swing.

Positive FiremanDave
(3 reviews)
On Jun 7, 2012, FiremanDave Red Bluff, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have ordered from B and B for years and always have trusted that they really know what they are talking about when they write descriptions in their catalog or give you advice over the phone, via email or on their call in radio podcast "Tete a Tete". Brent has always been happy to help with a culture question or to help me choose a particular bulb, especially their amazing selection of narcissus!
I feel that I can really trust them to ship bulbs at the right time, even though they often ship much later than other companies, but I think their decades of experience always prove that they know when it is best to plant. IE they ship very late to CA since we often have hot dry weather in fall which is bad for planting.

On Jun 7, 2012, Brent & Becky's Bulbs responded with:

"On Jun 8, 2012 8:09 AM, Brent & Becky's Bulbs responded with:

Thanks, FiremanDave! We appreciate your trust in us! It means more than we can express.

By the way, if you haven't already listened to yesterday's "Tete-a-Tete", we're no longer live. It became more difficult to justify changing our schedules to be there live when, honestly, most of our audience listens to the recorded post. So yesterday's show with my wife, Denise, was the first of our pre-recorded shows. But we're still hear to answer your questions!

Thanks again for your kind words!

Jay Hutchins
GM, Brent and Becky's Bulbs"

Positive chadinlg
(5 reviews)
On Jun 1, 2012, chadinlg Los Gatos, CA wrote:

For bulbs and especially daffs this is my favorite source. They ship large size bulbs for the money and include a nice indestructible green tag with each.

Negative nylorac546
(1 review)
On May 30, 2012, nylorac546 Escondido, CA wrote:

Years ago I had ordered many spring bulbs from Brent and Beckys and everything was fine! Recently, they offered a 50% off for a late spring order. Well, today I received the order, and was I ever disappointed. The plants I ordered were packed together in a flimsy plastic bag with no individual planting containers, just soil to soil....they should have been each packed separately in their own planting container.The alstromeria is impossible to separate from each other and they were moldy...the buddliea bush had 3 leaves on it was about 4 inches tall from base of soil to top leaf, and was badly wrapped...can't imagine it will ever grow anywhere! The lily bulbs were completely sprouted out. The amsonia was similarly thrown together in one plastic bag and hard to separate. Come on, Brent and Beckys, I know it is the end of the season and you are probably tired, but this is no excuse for your haphazard packing and care... especially sending out sprouted lilys. I know you generally have a great reputation. Also, I called you 2 times today, and nobody in the office.

On May 30, 2012, Brent & Becky's Bulbs responded with:

"On May 31, 2012 7:43 AM, Brent & Becky's Bulbs responded with:

Thank you for bringing some of these suggestions to our attention! Although you are the first to denounce our packing methods for our plugs, it has brought up a discussion in our offices today. The plants you ordered are actually plugs, as stated on our website and catalogue by each item. Plugs are usually packed in plastic bags with soil. If we had sent them to you in individual containers or pots, we'd have shipped it 2nd or 3rd Day to you. As it is, we did notice that your order did take almost 7 days to get to you. Unfortunately, this wouldn't have been the case if it hadn't have been a holiday weekend. Our lilies are frozen and shipped without sprouts, but once they thaw (starting immediately), they sprout quickly! 6 or 7 days in a box is ample time for them to thaw and spring into action. We will be checking the roots of the Alstromeria. And regarding your calls, we had staff here from 8am - 6pm EST. I'm not sure how we missed you. Sure, we may have been assisting other customers, but we didn't have a message from you on our voicemail in order to know you had called. Leave us a message next time and we will get back to you ASAP, I promise that.

Thank you for expressing your concerns to us. It does keep us on our toes!"

Positive dmac085
(41 reviews)
On May 26, 2012, dmac085 Greensboro, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Posted on May 26, 2012, updated May 26, 2012
Posted on May 29, 2010, updated May 26, 2012
Posted on May 24, 2006, updated May 29, 2010
Impulse purchase of 1/2 price summer bulbs/tubers. Ordered on Sunday and had package by Wednesday afternoon. Easy to use webstore. Lily bulbs are large and have a great weight to them, NONE of them have started to sprout in the bags, which is usually the case with late season bulbs. The dahlia tubers are generous and plump, some have tiny eyes beginning.
First time purchasing from this company after having enjoyed their catalog for many years. I will definitely be returning.
Thank you!

On June 11th, 2006, dmac085 added the following:

Just a follow up to admit I left the lilies in the bag for a week and all began sprouting:) Have planted everything and the lilies are up 6-8 inches each and the dahlias are breaking ground as are the gladiola. I'm very pleased and will have no issues purchasing at full price in the future.
On July 26th, 2006, dmac085 added the following:

July 26, 2006
I've got really strong health lilies. The Red Hot's just started to open today and they are beautiful. The other 2 varieties are going to pop open soon. I've also got 3 beatiful Dahlias that have put out their first couple of flowers. The only no shows are some glads but I really think that was my fault for putting them in too shallow of a pot. They have leafed out but I don't think I'm going to see a flower. Later in the fall they will be moved to the planting bed so I can enjoy them next summer.
Very nice!
On June 7th, 2008, dmac085 added the following:

June 2008--Purchased from their 50% off end of spring season sale. My order was acknowledged quickly, recvd. confirmation and the order was shipped and recvd within 4 days of my order being placed.

The lilies I purchased were huge--sprouts formed which I had expected since this is end of the planting season. Dahlia tubers were healthy and starting to sprout and the glad corms were the largest that I've seen from anywhere I've purchased from. Taking the size of the bulbs and corms into account and providing I plant them in a timely manor, I'm expecting to see some great lilies and glads a bit later this summer.

On May 29th, 2010, dmac085 added the following:

05.29.10 Summer Clearance Order
Received quickly, good packing, all items in great condition.
Lilies--ready to plant--not smooshy.
Glad and Crocosmia corms firm--no shrinking.
Dahlia tuber plump with eyes.
Will be enjoying all of these later this summer:)
On May 26th, 2012, dmac085 added the following:

Ordered on May 19 and received on May 23--super fast to ship. I splurge on their summer clearance sale each season and this year was no different. Very happy with my order. The lilies were really big and super ready to be in the soil as were the glads. The two dahlia tubers were showing growth. Couldn't be happier and I do appreciate their summer clearance which gives me the opportunity to try more things than I would normally be able to without breaking the bank.

On May 26th, 2012, dmac085 added the following:

Ordered on May 19 and received on May 23--super fast to ship. I splurge on their summer clearance sale each season and this year was no different. Very happy with my order. The lilies were really big and super ready to be in the soil as were the glads. The two dahlia tubers were showing growth. Couldn't be happier and I do appreciate their summer clearance which gives me the opportunity to try more things than I would normally be able to without breaking the bank.
Positive spswanson
(3 reviews)
On May 10, 2012, spswanson Mashpee, MA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I placed a small order with Brent and Becky's which was shipped out promptly. The bulbs were well packed and labeled and all are growing well.

Positive ycn4chin
(36 reviews)
On May 6, 2012, ycn4chin Dickson, TN wrote:

I received my spring order last week. Everything was well packed and shipped during the week I requested. I am very pleased with my order. All the Dahlia roots were huge and each had growth already starting. The other plants were very nice also, including a huge Canna 'Musifolia'. The Alocasia 'Mayan Mask' has already most doubled in size already in the heat we have had this past week. What a nice source for plants you would never see locally!

Neutral Tabacum
(16 reviews)
On Apr 25, 2012, Tabacum Mantua, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Shipment arrived on time.....but packaging was two small boxes with newspaper stuffing...the dry dahlia bulbs were okay, but the mustifolia canna had a major growth area snapped off, it was still in the box....Has one growth area left, so it will grow to a smaller size....The colocasia arrived in good condition despite its limited packaging.... Prices are reasonable with this company....too bad I don't live closer for pickups.....

Positive blueschiz
(15 reviews)
On Apr 6, 2012, blueschiz Landenberg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I'm looking at all the loveliness in my garden that came last fall from Brent & Becky's. The daffodils are stunning and HUGE! Tulips, crocus and hyacinthoides have been very rewarding as well. I will say their perennials were very small and I had my doubts, but they were healthy and have really taken off this spring after fall planting. My garden is a spring beauty!

Positive subtropic
(5 reviews)
On Apr 4, 2012, subtropic Deland, FL wrote:

The canna stuttgart rhizome that I received was very large. Good communication also.

Positive jimfrankmartin
(9 reviews)
On Mar 17, 2012, jimfrankmartin Scott, LA wrote:

March 16 2012 I received an order of bulbs from this firm. They all arrived well packaged and clearly labeled, healthy, moist and firm. The lily bulbs were so stocky if they were bodybuilders they would win every competition they entered.
The lily bulbs were exhibition size. They were so impressive tears of joy came to my eyes.
I commend the person who communicates with customers via e mail. Their e mails are prompt and detailed. They notified me of the FedEx shipment and expected arrival date. They shipped on Tuesday and I received my package in Scott Louisiana on Friday. Add my name to your list of massively impressed customers.

Positive RUBYS
(15 reviews)
On Aug 28, 2011, RUBYS Wrens, GA wrote:

Posted on January 26, 2011, updated August 28, 2011
I placed my first order this winter for pre-cooled daffodils. The order came quickly and the bulbs were very large. I just placed an order for summer bulbs and plants. Their prices and shipping charges are reasonable. I enjoyed reading their remedies for planting outside their zone. I even ordered Sprekelia Fomosissima, but I got cold feet and called customer service and picked a safer choice. As a new gardener I really appreciate the detailed descriptions as well as the pictures of plant combination suggestions.

On August 28th, 2011, RUBYS added the following:

This spring I place an order with them. The stars of my garden were the four hippeastrum bulbs that I received (Dancing Queen and Baby Star). The lilies were beautiful. I bought 3 red hot pokers, I lost one the other 2 did'nt bloom this year, but seem healthy. I planted two pineapple lilies. The one that was so small that I thought would be a dud has shown more growth than sparkling beauty,which was a very large bulb.I hope they both survive and perform better next summer. I also placed a fall order for minor bulbs and in the future I will check during end of season sales to try bulbs that I am unfamiliar with or that would be more risky in my zone.
Neutral dicentra63
(2 reviews)
On Aug 27, 2011, dicentra63 West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Purchased five varieties of snow crocus to plant in the lawn. Two of the varieties failed to emerge, and only a few specimens emerged of the other three.

Also purchased miniature irises and daffs, which came up splendidly.

Positive Willapa1
(2 reviews)
On Jul 30, 2011, Willapa1 Youngsville, NC wrote:

Came in from the 100 degree heat and wanted to let everyone know how much I have enjoyed my oriental lilies that I purchased from Brent and Becky's. The lilies have been blooming for over a month in this heat. The order I placed last fall of spring bulbs was exceptional in size and quality. The daffodils put on the most beautiful display and the neighbors were all coming by and commenting on them. I have been purchasing from Brent and Becky's for years and even in this NC climate I have Olympic Flame tulips that have come back for 10+ years. It may just be the perfect location but they have paid for themselves over and over. This past year I started planting the species tulips because they seem to do well in this area. The customer service has always been prompt to let me know if there is a sold out item or other changes in my order. Thank you to all the staff at Brent and Becky's and I will be looking thru the catalog this afternoon as I plan what will be on my order for this fall.

Positive phdler
(22 reviews)
On Jul 25, 2011, phdler Homer, NY wrote:

Tulips planted last fall were a welcome addition to our spring garden - gorgeous blooms and some unusual varieties too. Spring order arrived promptly. All nice size bulbs and tubers growing nicely. Can't wait for the dahlia's to bloom. Would definitely order from them again.

Positive gumby2bonnie
(2 reviews)
On Jun 29, 2011, gumby2bonnie Groton, NY wrote:

Ordered elephant ears and canna intrigue from this company in Feb 2011. They came in the spring very well packaged and in good shape. I was very impressed with size of all but Borneo Giant. I have ordered elephant ears from several other companies the last 3 years and these were by far the best. The Black Magic, Illustris, Black Stem and Diamond Head look really impressive as of end of June. The borneo Giant is still coming along slow here in zone 5 but I think I will move it into more shade. I don't think it likes the full sun.The canna intrigue is also coming along slowly.

Positive linette2001
(22 reviews)
On May 31, 2011, linette2001 Gainesville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Just received my second order from them. Both orders had healthy, nice-sized bulbs. My lilies from the fall had gorgeous blooms and my amarcrinum are thriving. The plants I ordered this Spring are very
healthy. Highly recommend.

Positive onewish1
(25 reviews)
On May 21, 2011, onewish1 Denville, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have ordered several times and always had great shipping and service.. totally recommend B&B!!!

Positive planthugger
(4 reviews)
On May 20, 2011, planthugger Rogersville, MO wrote:

I will only echo this response from AphidsDontRock: High quality plants and bulbs, informative catalog, conscientious customer service, and prices that compare favorably with other companies offering the same quality. I've ordered from Brent and Becky's for years and will continue to do so.

Positive augenwink
(8 reviews)
On May 10, 2011, augenwink Spokane, WA wrote:

ALL-ROUND EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE. My order was small and late in the season of 2010 but the bulbs (ten feather hyacinth) were large and healthy and neatly packaged. All of them are breaking out and looking promising. "Brent & Becky's" has the ring of a small "mom/pop" operation but it must be humongous. I did notice a slight cumbersomeness in their internal procedures but it had no real negative impact on the transaction.The nursery's minimal guarantee is a bit off-putting but on reflection is understandable and it is a big PLUS for the nursery that they are so blunt, precise, and up-front about their basic responsibilities. Thanks for the high quality of care and product.

Positive MajiA
(6 reviews)
On May 2, 2011, MajiA Kenner, LA wrote:

Fast shipping and appears to be all healthy bulbs. I ordered 7 Dahlias and 10 Lilies from them and all of them have now leafed. Hope they do well and flower good. Wish me luck :)

Great company and have ordered previously from them with great experience. Very highly recommended.

Positive karlarhae
(3 reviews)
On Apr 22, 2011, karlarhae Germantown, OH wrote:

I would have liked to have received my order a bit earlier but I waited until their suggested timeframe since they are the experts. Regardless - worth the wait. I had bought some caladiums from Walmart and what a huge difference. Huge! Yes, I realize it was Walmart but quite honestly the prices weren't hugely different. I've ordered a lot of bulbs over my lifetime and I'd say these are some of the best I've ever received. Plus they were packaged nicely and their planting instructions were extremely helpful - not just cookie-cutter instructions copied from elsewhere. I will order again.

Negative Verzwyvelt3
(1 review)
On Apr 7, 2011, Verzwyvelt3 Calvin, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I placed an order with Brent & Beckie's in the fall of 2010. I ordered several different items one being 50 Dutch Iris bulbs. It is the middle of April and here in Louisiana we are having 80 degree weather. Most of my bearded iris have bloomed, my Louisiana iris are just about to finish up blooming. My verbena are blooming. My daffodils have finished blooming, My tulips are finished blooming Most of my flowering trees and shrubs are finished blooming , but when I called Brent & Beckie's they told me to wait another couple of weeks and call them back. I am 67 years old I have gardened here in Louisiana all my life, My father was a farmer by trade my grandparents and great grand parents also. But Beckie who lives in VA assumes she knows more about gardening in Louisiana than I do. Out of 50 Dutch iris I have had only one iris to bloom, not one other even put on any buds.. Do not order from Brent & Beckie's.

Positive mrresnov
(1 review)
On Apr 4, 2011, mrresnov Bena, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is one of the most amazing bulb dispensary's I have ever bought from. All of my bulbs have done marvelously!

Neutral AS
(45 reviews)
On Mar 28, 2011, AS (Zone 7a) wrote:

Posted on July 10, 2006, updated March 28, 2011
I ordered a dahlia, ranunculus, and amarcrinum, which all turned out well. The dahlia, in particular, was impressively healthy.

I also ordered 40 or 50 leucocoryne, and not a single bulb came up - neither foliage nor flowers. I planted all of the bulbs the day after I received them, and I even planted them in several different sites in case they didn't like the soil conditions in one bed. (all were sunny garden beds where very little has ever failed to grow). After a few months, I sent them a polite e-mail, asking if there had been problems with these bulbs and relating my experience. I never got an answer. Since their guarantee seems to be basically 'you're responsible for the bulbs' success/ failure as long as they look OK when you get them', I didn't pursue this any further. Maybe it's my fault, but this is the first time I've ever had a complete bulb failure like this.

On July 26th, 2007, AS added the following:

I finally remembered to update this. Soon after I posted my comment, I was contacted by an employee of Brent and Becky's, who told me that Brent and Becky have never been able to grow the leucocryne successfully in their garden either. I pointed out that their catalog description of growing conditions was misleading, as it suggests this bulb would be perfect for at least one growing season in my soil (though survival over the winter might have been iffy). I also suggested that they label any unfamiliar bulbs that are particularly finicky/ difficult to grow. I wasn't offered any refund, but at least I'm glad to see these particular bulbs are no longer being offered in their catalog. If "education is our most important product", as they claim, they can learn from someone else's mistakes next time, not mine.
On July 26th, 2007, AS added the following:

To clarify: Personally, I've added them to my "never again" list, based on their customer service. I buy bulbs for my benefit, not to trial unfamiliar bulbs for the company's benefit. But given that their other bulbs were fine, I wouldn't recommend against them either, as long as you stick to familiar things.
On March 28th, 2011, AS added the following:

After seeing a couple of recent comments and sympathizing, I wanted to comment that I'd definitely read this company's guarantee before ordering, and make sure you can live with it. I didn't, and regretted it. What it boils down to is that they guarantee that 1) the bulbs will reach you in good condition. 2) IF you can get them to grow, they will be true to name. There's no guarantee that they will be big enough to bloom the first year, and they specifically do not guarantee that their bulbs will grow successfully. It seems like this works fine for most of the things they sell, but it can be frustrating when things go wrong. (My own customer service experience felt irritatingly condescending.)

I'd also note that they are somewhat weak on warnings for bulbs that may be a little tougher to grow successfully. As an example, at least two other bulb companies note under calochortus that they hate freezing and thawing, but B & B do not. This might be a problem in parts of the country where freeze/thaw cycles are common. Given their guarantee, I suggest some independent research before ordering anything unfamiliar.
Negative caterino1
(7 reviews)
On Mar 23, 2011, caterino1 Newburgh, NY wrote:

like Hexane I too ordered crocosmia bulbs and had the same problem, also I had ordered lily bulbs which were horrible, when I called them they said they would give me credit on the bulbs, but I never reordered, needless to say I have not ordered from them since.

Neutral hoegarten70
(2 reviews)
On Mar 22, 2011, hoegarten70 Neeses, SC wrote:

These guys seem really awesome! I cannot wait to order!

Positive skaggs88
(11 reviews)
On Mar 19, 2011, skaggs88 Spicewood, TX wrote:

Ordered 4 crinum bulbs in late February. Company promptly gave me a shipping date for two weeks later. I don't believe my credit card was charged until shipping was done. Received box on Saturday, shortly after receiving my notice earlier in week that bulbs had been shipped. I know that size of bulbs vary greatly depending on the crinum, but all four bulbs appear to be blooming size for these particular crinums. Company has great service and prices, but don't offer much variety in crinums. They have lots of other bulbs and I will be ordering cannas and elephant ears next since I am pleased with this company.

Positive EastBend
(3 reviews)
On Mar 16, 2011, EastBend East Bend, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

I love this company! Some years ago I ordered 100s of bulbs from Brent & Becky's for fall planting. It was an end of season sale & the prices were unbelievably low- my expectations were to receive the dregs of their leftover stock but for those amazing prices it was soooooo worth the risk! I was overjoyed with the quality of the bulbs I received. They were large & firm, not a dud in the bunch. They were well-packaged in large plastic crates. I ordered Thalia daffodils, crocus tommasinius, anemones, ipheon & others. The ground was nearly frozen when I planted it all. In the spring I was thrilled by the beauty of the blooming display! Sadly, I divorced these wonderful plants in 2006. I have since relocated to a new home of my own and am now looking forward to doing busines with Brent & Becky's again :)

Positive Kandi7
(13 reviews)
On Mar 7, 2011, Kandi7 Tekamah, NE wrote:

High quality plants and bulbs, excellent customer service, reasonable prices. What more is there to say?

Positive AphidsDontRock
(4 reviews)
On Feb 21, 2011, AphidsDontRock Grosse Pointe, MI wrote:

High quality plants and bulbs, informative catalog, conscientious customer service, and prices that compare favorably with other companies offering the same quality. I've ordered from Brent and Becky's for years and will continue to do so.

Positive rabbitsdiner
(4 reviews)
On Feb 13, 2011, rabbitsdiner Carmel, IN wrote:

Posted on May 8, 2010, updated February 13, 2011
I have ordered from B&B many times. Service has always been excellent. Bulbs are among the largest I have encountered locally or mail order. I also get what I order. Have used some other companies and ended up with orange asiatics coming up instead of pink etc. Just placed an order for fall bulbs. Things went well as usual.

On February 13th, 2011, rabbitsdiner added the following:

Since my last comment...received my order of beautifully sized bulbs. I had placed a smaller order than usual...some things I had thought of and wanted to order immediately, to make sure they were in stock. I intended to return and order more but didn't get to it! (Oops!) Next year will order many more. Later I had a bit of a crisis. I had a miscommunication with my wonderful gardener. The bulbs that she planted had a fertilizer overdose. I called B&B for advice. They said Brent himself was in the office and turned me over to him. He was so pleasant, knowledgeable (of course) and helpful. I emailed a thank you for their kindness and received a lovely response from Becky! These are wonderful, expert, professional people with fabulous products. It's such a privilege and pleasure to do business with this company.
Positive midwestfigs
(6 reviews)
On Feb 7, 2011, midwestfigs Springfield, IL wrote:

My lily of the valley pips are starting to bloom and the blooms are plentiful. Easy to order, fast delivery after order, looking forward to ordering lilies.

Positive gdionelli
(29 reviews)
On Jan 5, 2011, gdionelli Huntington, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:

Posted on January 10, 2007, updated January 5, 2011
Received big fat firm daffodil bulbs, just when expected. Good communication; good selection of bulbs.

On January 5th, 2011, gdionelli added the following:

I've ordered multiple times from Brent & Becky's, including this past November. The bulbs they've sent me have been huge, and delivery has been quick. And I've had delightful dealings with them on the phone.
Positive marycar
(2 reviews)
On Jan 4, 2011, marycar Tuscumbia, AL wrote:

Posted on April 21, 2010, updated January 4, 2011
Great company,very nice bulbs. They were very considerate of my needs of not using UPS for my rescue dogs who have issues with the driver in our area.

On January 4th, 2011, marycar added the following:

I have ordered several times from B&B recently this past fall. I've been very pleased with my bulbs.
Negative Hexane
(1 review)
On Nov 13, 2010, Hexane Efland, NC wrote:

Spring 2009 I purchased two sets of Crocosmia bulbs from Brent and Beck's Bulbs. They were much smaller than Crocosmia bulbs I have planted in the past. True to their disclaimer, the bulbs sprouted but did not flower the first year. I fertilized with bulb food and mulched the bed over the winter in anticipation of beautiful long-stemmed, hummingbird enticing plumes of Crocosmia in Spring 2010. I waited May, June, July, August, but no green shoots, much less flowers. When I called B&B to request a replacement, their manager wasn't in, but would call me back. Several days went by and the same person I had previously spoken to left me a voicemail that since the bulbs had been green the year before, I should have added fertilizer and essentially it was my fault that the bulbs never bloomed. I have gardened for over 40 years and have hundreds of daffodils, iris, lillies, tulips, etc. etc and have successfully grown Crocosmias in the past. B&B should have certainly replaced the bulbs or offered a refund. That will be the last time I purchase anything from B&B.

Positive bbrookrd
(36 reviews)
On Nov 6, 2010, bbrookrd Nantucket, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Posted on November 9, 2009, updated November 6, 2010
Posted on December 14, 2006, updated November 09, 2009
I ordered four times directly from Brent and Becky's Bulbs this year. The number of bulbs ordered was about 950 bulbs. Most of the orders where for spring blooming bulbs for 2007. The website, as well as the catalog, are precise, easy to use and their bulb selection is the most extensive I've seen in the industry for the U.S. gardener. Their prices are competitive and the shipping is very fair. Their fall sales are a terrific way to indulge and experiment with some of the more unusual items. It was hard to wait for the final mark down, but I received a good portion of what I selected and the size and condition of the bulbs was as good as it gets. I posted a picture of a clump of a Hippeastrum, 'supreme Garden' that I received this past week in the bulb forum as an example of a terrific bulb. It was incredibly generous. The lilies I planted from them last summer all did splendidly. Patti

On November 9th, 2009, bbrookrd added the following:

I once again ordered a bunch of bulbs on July 17Th 2009 from Brent and Becky that included 15 different Narcissus, 16 different Tulips, 3 different Iris and 7 other types of Alliums, Crocus, Anemone and Muscarii. I am happy to rave about the whole process. They are very organized with the invoicing, shipping and as well as with the quality of bulbs. I love this company and their customer service people. They are always quick to advise if something is unavailable or not up to their standards and are happy to fix the problem in any way that will make the customer happy. What a concept in this day. Thanks again, Patti
On November 6th, 2010, bbrookrd added the following:

My 2010 fall bulb order arrived as requested recently and was, as always first rate. They always have provide great communication and packing with my multiply orders placed each year. I have ordered many thousands of bulbs and some bare rooted plants from them over the last few years and I have had not one complaint about their offerings. Their website is clear and easy to use. They also supply the most useful planting information which I can trust. I always feel that this company, though a mail order site for me, is like a friendly old local business, I feel that they pay attention to all their customers like old friends. I can't wait for their 2011 catalog with their spring offerings which will be a sure sign for me that the new season has begun in earnest.
Positive DorisG
(4 reviews)
On Nov 6, 2010, DorisG wrote:

Brent and Becky's is my first choice for bulbs. The bulbs are healthy and arrive early in the fall. They even ship the most tender bulbs ahead of the rest for immediate planting. Great selections, good instructions. I have ordered for a number of years.

Positive dave12122
(71 reviews)
On Nov 3, 2010, dave12122 East Haddam, CT wrote:

This was my first order from this company. Bulbs were delivered lightening fast, and arrived in less than a week from the internet order date. Everything looks very healthy. The X Amercrinum is so large it would put a softball to shame! Even more noteworthy, the Eremurus have long healthy roots, these are the very best I've seen and reasonably priced. Next Spring will tell the tale for sure, but so far I would definitely order from Brent and Becky's Bulbs again! They care about their product and it shows!

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